Audio: Prejean is 'making Christians a laughing stock'
Ingrid Schlueter is no friend of gay rights. AT ALL. In fact, on her "CrossTalk America" radio show, she regularly says things like this:
So it's safe to assume that we disagree with Ms. Schlueter when it comes to just about anything. In fact, we're not even sure she's telling the truth about the true spelling of her name.
But that being said: We do actually have to applaud Ms. Schlueter for one thing. For she is the only person on the religious right -- the ONLY one -- who we have heard to say something like this about the Carrie Prejean debacle:
Seeker Churches and the Gay Cabal [CrossTalk]
We of course don't see the moral implications or the list of "sins" in the same way. But the hypocrisy? The double-standards? The gauche attempts by groups like NOM to turn her into some sort of authority? Ms. Schlueter is spot on!
Mx. Schlueter (is that pronounced like "Salad Schlueter"?), does certainly schluet out a lot of schlit, but at least she is conschlistant in her disapproval of everything that she conschliders to be schlinful!
Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 19, 2009 2:33:48 PM
Compare it to Mags Gallagher, who is still pointing fingers and issuing condemnations at all of the evil people who have persecuted Carrie:
Pretty funny, considering this is the same week that NOM scrubbed Carrie from the front page of their site.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 19, 2009 2:58:04 PM
And the parodies (and conspiracy theories) begin:
Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 19, 2009 3:32:01 PM
What's scary is that she even exists and is taken as a valid thinking human. I guess it's just sad, but I think of all the harm that her thinking can do to kids who are vulnerable. That's what hurts.
Posted by: dave b | Nov 19, 2009 10:41:14 PM
Well yea, Dave, it's all nuts.
But if you strip away all of the religious mumbo jumbo, she's right about Carrie. Folks like Maggie Gallagher have spent an insane amount of time talking about how Carrie has been exploited. But the reality is that Carrie was exploited by NOM and the far-right, not by gays!
The fundamental reality that Ms. Schlueter touches on (again, if you can look past the other stuff) is that grown adults who should have known better chose to make Carrie a public spokesperson for their cause. Had they not, then she would have been nothing more than a runner-up who gave a bad pageant answer (in our view), and who was then free to continue on her journey as a private citizen figuring out what she wants to do next. But instead, they chose to turn her into their cause celebre. They didn't make any attempt to clarify the flaws in her answer. They didn't make any attempt to really prepare her for politics. They seized upon the very first second of her 15 minutes and put her out there, knowing full well from their own experience that (a) this is a very tough game that involves loads of public scrutiny, and (b) that you have to have a VERY tough skin to enter into it.
Honestly, I think it's pretty cruel the way they did it. And it will be even crueler when they inevitably drop her (as we're already seeing, to some degree).
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 19, 2009 10:57:42 PM
She's crazy, but I'm not surprised she's calling this out. Ingrid is very puritanical when it comes to pretty much everything. This is a woman who sees apocalyptic devil business in the fact that Evangelical churches acknowledge that their married congregants have sex and even try to have honest conversations about it. She believes that this will one day lead to the reemergence of temple whores in the church.
Posted by: Break the Terror (Evan) | Nov 20, 2009 12:14:50 AM
Oh yea, thanks for putting that pronunciation in. I didn't realize I had cut the part where she introduces herself.
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